When I invent things, I always think about the balance that needs to be maintained between the different factors that drive the sales of a consumer product. I have to think about what the customer wants, and the final cost. I can always chose to make a new product stronger or have more features, but all of that changes the cost. I was just reading an article about using more metals in products. I have been learning about magnesium alloy frames and extruded aluminum parts. You do have to be careful in your designs as making something stronger might make it unable to be sold because it is too big and heavy. Continue reading
When my daughter wanted a puppy, my husband and I went out and got her one. We had no idea that she was going to develop an allergy to them though, so we had to give the pup to relatives. While it was heartbreaking, our daughter understood. That is why we were concerned when we purchased a house and discovered that the family had three dogs who lived there as well. We still wanted the house, but I was concerned about the carpeting. I went online to find a solution, and that is how I found http://www.cleancarpetsottawa.ca.
I knew that ripping up the carpets and laying down new ones would cost more than we could afford, so I decided to just have the carpeting professionally cleaned. I couldn’t smell any evidence that there were even dogs in the house when we initially looked at it, so I knew that there was not dog urine that had soaked into the carpeting, because that would have been detected pretty quickly. I knew that we had to make sure all of the dog hair and dander got up though, which is why I wanted them professionally cleaned rather than me doing them myself with my vacuum. Continue reading
I have had a pet dove for many years. He is so docile and incredibly sweet. Doves are cousins to pigeons, so when I moved to a new place where there are many, I was delighted. Some people don’t like them, but I do. I love the cooing they do. I love the pretty iridescent feathers on their necks, and I love how they bob their heads when they walk around searching for food. But I had never lived around such a large number of them before, and pro help with bird control in New Jersey soon became a reality for me.
We had a lot of pigeons in the state I grew up in, but I had since moved across the country. Continue reading
I am rather excited to announce that I just welcomed a new member to our family into the world. A beautiful baby girl and I could not be more excited. I had to go through labor for longer than I would have liked, but it was worth it. I was so happy when I finally held her in my arms for the first time. I think it is going to be our last child, so I wanted to cherish the moment as much as I could. I need organic baby food in Singapore to feed to my baby once she gets a bit older.
I know that she is not ready to eat solid food yet, and that she will be drinking a bottle only for the next few months. However, I want to get stocked up and be prepared for when she does start to eat solid food. My family has switched to eating only organic food recently and so that is why I am going to make sure that I only buy organic baby food for my daughter. I think that she has a great opportunity, since she will be fed only organic food starting from birth, and then throughout her childhood. None of my other kids are lucky enough to be able to say the same.
I wish I had switched to organic food earlier in my life, but it is not something I even knew about for a long time. I also did not realize just how many chemicals are used in the production of food these days. But I did some research and I was really shocked by what I was able to find out. Basically, the whole food industry uses way more chemicals than they should ever need to. I can’t understand it at all.
It is not a topic that I considered much until recently, but I think that I would like to look into security systems in the near future, because I see the need to have one at my house. I guess that I used to just assume that most people were good, and that crime against homes, such as break-ins, did not happen very often. I have learned otherwise, and that is why I want to learn about getting the most of home security systems, and just general information about the features that are offered with modern home security systems.
I am sure that there have been a lot of advances in the field, over the past few years. I am definitely curious to learn about different advances that have been made, and I want to learn about options with regards to monitoring of security systems. Continue reading
We went and got an RV. We debated back and forth taking turns playing the roles of being in favor of it and not in favor of it. That’s how we look at purchases like this from all sides. When we finally sprung for it, we also went to www.cable-tv.com/comcast/north-carolina/wilmington/ to get a DirecTV receiver installed. Sure, we wanted to travel freely with our own house on wheels, but that means we needed good satellite television service too.
The lifestyle of traveling around with your own place to stay can be quite grand. Oh, and it can cost a few grand too! Fuel is expensive. We have a home in the south, but we like to travel all over. We have been as far north in the States as you can drive, and as far south too. Next is to head west. Continue reading
I have been relatively lucky in life with my health compared to some people in the world. I have never sprained or broken any bones in my body. I have had all the typical bouts of flu or colds that most of us have, but that was it until recently. Recently, when I went to my doctor about some pain I was having, he scheduled me for an ultrasound and found that I have uterine fibroids. He suggested, that because of the Morcellator lawsuit that has been going on as of recently, that we go about removing them the old-fashioned way.
My doctor explained to me that a company invented a type of device that medical professionals use via laparoscopy. Continue reading
My brother needed to catch a commercial flight back to the base where he was stationed. No military flights were available to get him back on time. He has been in service now for a decade at least. He flew home with his wife and daughter to see our mom. She was very happy to see him. He spends a lot of time in places around the world that he cannot even tell his family about. When he is in uniform, people thank him for his service all of the time. We hired a Dulles car service to take him and his family to the airport as a thank you from us. We made sure it was a nice limo.
He called from the airport saying that everyone was looking when he got out of the limo. His wife was dressed very nicely and so was his daughter. Continue reading
My car won’t start up, and I don’t know what is wrong with it. Basically, I turn the key, and nothing happens. Not even a little bit of something, just completely dead. I disconnected the battery, and then tested it with my ammeter and it seems to be fine. I guess it is something else, but I do not know enough about cars to say what that might be. I am looking through some advertisements for auto repair in Rockland County NY and I am trying to to figure out the best place to take my car.
The place I want to take my car to get it fixed is the repair center that is going to charge me the least for the repair work. That is hard to know in advance though, and so I guess I will just have to take a guess, when it comes to picking the cheapest repair center, and hope that I make the right chocie. Continue reading
I had been wanting to get an air horn for some time, but I wasn’t sure where to get one at. I had searched flea markets, yard sales and even some online auction sites, but the ones I found were either too junky looking or too expensive. I never thought to look online for a retailer that sells them, so I was happy when a friend told me about trainhornsunlimited, an online web store that handles train horns and air horns. When I went to their site for the first time, I was really surprised at both the variety of products as well as the prices.
I had an idea for a way to raise money for a local boy scout troop. The kids would sell candy to people around the neighborhood and the proceeds would go to the troop. As an incentive to sell even more candy, I created a prize for the kid who sells the most candy. They would in a limousine ride around the city for two hours. I contacted a limousine service in maryland and reserved a limousine for the winner on a specific date.
The kids went around to all of the homes they could find, asking everyone if they would like to buy some candy. Of course there were some people who didn’t want to buy candy, but a lot of people did. There were some people who didn’t want to buy candy, but still wanted to donate to the scouts anyway.
In all, the kids raised over $200,000, which was way more than I expected them to raise. They really put in a lot of hard work tho sell all of the candy. There were many kids who sold a lot of candy, but only one could win the limousine ride, and that kid raised $9,000 from sales. He was excited to find out that he won the limousine ride.
The kid who won the ride didn’t want to have the experience without his fellow scouts, so he came up with an amazing idea. He suggested that the limousine give everyone a ride. All of the scouts would take turns riding in the limousine, and by the time the two hours was over, everyone would have ridden in it. It was a nice gesture of him, and all of the kids were happy to ride in the limousine. In all, everything turned out better than I could have imagined.
A few friends and I decided that we needed to cross something off of our “life goals” list this summer. Because we all had a nice chunk of time off in August, we thought that we might embark on the cross country trip that we all wished to do for years. The key to the trip though was that we would be taking motorcycles all the way over. We live on the east coast, and we would take two weeks to get out there, visiting as many major cities as we could along the way. It would prove to be a trip of epic proportions that would allow us to bond in ways we never even thought imaginable prior to taking the trip.
Being on a motorcycle really upped the ante of the whole endeavor. We wanted to travel, but we didn’t realize that what we really wanted was to fully embrace and experience the open road. There’s no way to fully do that when you’re stuck within the confines of a closed vehicle like a car or a van. But no feeling really compares to the feeling of the air blowing past your body as you traverse this lovely country. Continue reading
I have not owned a real touring bike before. The biggest bike that I ever owned was a really old Honda 550 my uncle traded me for some help around his pig farm. I had a lot of fun on that bike, but that was a long time ago and I had no obligations at the time. In the late 90′s a teenaged boy managed to get it out of my shed and sold it for parts. It was chopped into a thousand pieces before I realized that it was gone. Only reason we know he did it is because his girlfriend broke up with him and started telling everyone about every bad thing he had ever done. I had already spent the insurance money on diapers and baby food though. It would have been a problem for me if they had found that bike.
Since then I have had a little 300 cc bike which I used only to save gas on my commute back and forth to High Point and a dirt bike that I got for free. Now I am have some money and a lot of leisure time, so my plan is to get a reasonably priced touring bike. I do not see the point in going to extremes on it. I want a good reliable bike which will give me the best value for my dollar. My backside is broader than it used to be and I may have to get a custom seat. Honestly I just can not see paying what a Honda Goldwing costs. It is obviously a terrific bike and I would love to have one, but that is not a practical choice unless someone is offering a steep discount. I do not know what would fit my needs the best though.